CADUCEUS

n. a symbol associated with the medical profession. It is that of a short, vertical rod having two serpents coiled around it and a set of wings atop. Dervied from Greek mythology, the symbol stands for powers attributed to Hermes, the messenger of the gods.

CADUCEUS: "As a symbol, the caduceus stands for concepts such as medicine, health, healing, and alchemy."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "CADUCEUS," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/caduceus/ (accessed March 29, 2020).
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